2019.09.19 - 10.26
Little Mountain Press
Little Mountain Press is an art and illustration independent publisher from New York, USA and Shenzhen, China. The press was established in the summer of 2018 by the illustrator duo Xiao Mei and Mountain Dog. Little Mountain Press has published most zines and prints in risograph. As a duo, they love bright colors and are not afraid to express their sexual and ethnic identity. Their mission is to transform boredom into joy and challenge people's perception through print media.
Powder Room is the first gallery exhibition of the print work by Little Mountain Press. Many of Little Mountain’s customers have told Little Mountain that the prints make great decoration in the bathroom. The ‘powder’ also refers to the colourful toner used in Risograph printing.
To coincide with the upcoming Vancouver Art Book Fair which Little Mountain Press is to participate, Bookshop/Gallery will have a welcome reception for the dynamic duo on Thursday, October 17, from 5 to 7 PM.
LMP's website: www.littlemountainpress.com
2019.07.25 - 08.31
Paul de Guzman
The exhibition ‘3 Works’ by Paul de Guzman marks a unique and rare appearance of the artist in his home city. In each of the first three weeks of the exhibition, de Guzman will introduce one work and it will remain on view till the end of the exhibition. In keeping with the gallery's theme of showing literary-related works, the artist has chosen to exhibit his ongoing series of bookworks that represent three critical stages from his career spanning almost 20 years.
De Guzman’s artistic practice is governed by nomadic gestures and transient objects, and characterized by a concept-driven approach across a variety of media. As the artist works in fields appropriate for each project, an increasingly important outcome of his current investigations recognize the roles of language, architecture and other structure-based entities as control mechanisms. His working method can be described as having an acute sensitivity toward an idea, a site, its public and its surroundings, complimented with interests in the dynamics of social structures and post-colonial concerns.
Born in Mandaluyong City, The Philippines where he studied Engineering, Paul de Guzman moved to Canada with his family in 1984 and has been exhibiting his work since 1997. De Guzman's continuing education in art is autodidactic, achieved by visiting galleries, attending lectures, reading texts and watching documentaries on art, criticism and architecture.
More information is available at www.pauldeguzman.com
Queer+Feminist Book Sale
All sale books & magazines are under $10 !!!
Topics include Art, Theories, History, Film Studies, Literature, Biography, Lifestyle, Race, Gender, Design, Comics, Fashion & More !
2019.07.04 - 07.20
Zines from Hong Kong's Civil Movements
Hong Kong is in the news! In the past weeks, the world has witnessed millions of its citizens taken to the streets to peacefully protest a controversial extradition bill that could send the residents to Mainland China to be tried in court. The protests, in turn, question the human rights and freedom issues under the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party. The situation continues to escalate and create uncertainties and unrests within Hong Kong as well as China’s relationship with the world.
In this critical time, Hotam Press is pleased to present an exhibition of zines that will highlight and investigate the current social and political condition of Hong Kong. Titled ‘Freedom-Hi! Zines from Hong Kong’s Civil Movements,’ the exhibition is a glimpse into the popular creative activity from a very focused lens.
Like in other parts of the world, the new generations in Hong Kong has taken up zine making and other DIY tactics as common practice and outlet in the expressing of ideas, spreading of messages and voicing their concerns. Playful, creative and often humorous, these activist zines bring us closer to the milieu and the fundamental concerns of the makers.
‘FREEDOM-HI’ is drawn from the collection of Ranee Ng and Zine Coop (Hong Kong). It is consisted of over fifty zines, printed matters and artifacts from the movement by different artists, writers, activists, and everyday citizens.